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Canada Diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting in the struggling Nagorno-Karabakh

15:30  08 october  2020
15:30  08 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

Nagorno-Karabakh caught between Armenia and Azerbaijan

 Nagorno-Karabakh caught between Armenia and Azerbaijan © Reuters (Archive) Armenian soldiers in a trench near the town of Martuni, in Nagorno-Karabakh, in April 2016. Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet Caucasian republics, have held each other in stubborn hatred for decades over territorial conflict. Spotlight on two neighbors that everything opposes and who still clash since Sunday in deadly fights. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region for almost a hundred years.

Kommersant FM: The fighting in Karabakh continued throughout the night and is continuing now That said, years of diplomatic efforts have failed to bring a lasting resolution to the conflict. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno - Karabakh reignited on the morning of September 27.

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs fully shares the international community’s concern about the continuing hostilities in Nagorno - Karabakh which have led to an In this context, we support the efforts of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and of the Personal Representative of the OSCE

Des manifestants pro-arméniens crient des slogans et brandissent des drapeaux arméniens près des institutions de l'UE à Bruxelles, le 7 octobre 2020. © Francisco Seco, AP Pro-Armenian protesters shout Armenian slogans and wave Armenian flags near EU institutions in Brussels, October 7 2020.

Discussions are to be held Thursday in Geneva and Monday in Moscow as part of efforts by France, Russia and the United States to try to open negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh. Diplomatic efforts to end the fighting have so far been unsuccessful.

diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh are struggling to bear fruit. On the ground, clashes continue between Azerbaijan and the forces of this enclave supported by Armenia.

Canada concerned about broader conflict as renewed fighting erupts on Armenia's border

  Canada concerned about broader conflict as renewed fighting erupts on Armenia's border With Armenia and Azerbaijan now pounding each other's tanks and troops from the ground and the air, a regional conflict over an old battleground in the South Caucasus Mountains is threatening to spiral into something larger and much harder to control. Canada is warning against escalation, while one expert warns that the conflict could turn into a humanitarian catastrophe if it persists. The enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh — internationallyCanada is warning against escalation, while one expert warns that the conflict could turn into a humanitarian catastrophe if it persists.

Control over the mountainous area of Nagorno - Karabakh . Populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians, and aided by the Armenian The conflict is so overlooked and little-known in the outside world, that some speculate the fighting may spiral out of control, with Washington too distracted and

The 2020 Nagorno - Karabakh conflict is an ongoing armed conflict between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh

Azerbaijan said that the city of Gandja was bombed by Armenian forces in the early hours of the day, Thursday October 8, and that a civilian was killed in the Goranboy area. Other villages have been targeted by forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist enclave with an Armenian majority. The Azerbaijani authorities put forward a toll of 30 civilians killed since the resumption of the conflict on September 27. Azerbaijan has provided no record for its possible military losses, while the Nagorno-Karabakh authorities report 350 dead in the ranks of their forces and 19 civilians killed.

The Minsk group calls for an immediate end to hostilities

Discussions are to be held Thursday, October 8 in Geneva and Monday in Moscow as part of the efforts led by the Minsk Group, chaired since the 1990s by France, Russia and the United States to try to open negotiations.

The two journalists from Le Monde injured in Nagorno-Karabakh being evacuated to Yerevan then Paris

 The two journalists from Le Monde injured in Nagorno-Karabakh being evacuated to Yerevan then Paris Artillery fire by Azerbaijani forces killed four civilians and injured eleven people in the town of Martouni, 20 kilometers away from the front line. Nagorno-Karabakh is about mountains, valleys, gorges and caves, rivers and fruits. And the war. Larvae, frozen, sometimes resuscitated, often ignored, and so for twenty-six years and the ceasefire that saw Azerbaijan lose 13% of its territory, to the benefit of Armenia.

Russia is leading diplomatic efforts to broker a truce between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev was in the Armenian capital to urge the countries to end the fighting which erupted this week over the breakaway Nagorno - Karabakh region.

Video caption: Nagorno - Karabakh conflict: Civilians and BBC team flee shellingNagorno-Karabakh conflict: Civilians and BBC team flee shelling. The strike in the city of Stepanakert comes as fighting over the disputed region continues for a sixth day.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that the objective of Paris, Moscow and Washington was "to immediately stop hostilities without conditionality and that we open a negotiation".

"We are in daily contact with each other. For the moment, it has not been successful. There will be meetings tomorrow in Geneva and other meetings on Monday in Moscow and we hope that this will happen. lead to the opening of negotiations. "

Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was speaking before the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee, did not specify whether Armenian and Azerbaijani representatives would be present during these discussions, but Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, announced that he would travel to Geneva on Thursday.

For its part, Armenia has let it be known that its foreign minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanian, will go to Moscow on Monday, but ruled out meeting Bayramov.

Nagorno-Karabakh: from Baku to Yerevan, communication war and patriotic fever

 Nagorno-Karabakh: from Baku to Yerevan, communication war and patriotic fever © Narek Aleksanyan / AFP Soldiers of the Nagorno-Karabakh defense army, under Armenian supervision, in a truck towards Martakert, September 29, 2020 It has been five days since the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan resumed over Nagorno-Karabakh, this tiny landlocked territory in Azerbaijan where just over 70,000 Armenians live. A war on the ground still undecided, with exchanges of fire and buses. A communication war too.

The Nagorno - Karabakh War, referred to in Armenia as the Artsakh Liberation War, was an ethnic and territorial conflict that took place in the late 1980s to May 1994

The Nagorno - Karabakh leader Araik Harutyunyan has said that the breakaway region has lost They discussed Armenia’s aggression against Azerbaijan, said Turkish diplomatic sources, who asked Russia called on the parties to the conflict in the Nagorno - Karabakh region to immediately stop

Towards an internationalization of the conflict ?

The fear of an internationalization of the conflict is fueled by Turkey's links with Azerbaijan, Paris even accusing Ankara of "military involvement" in Nagorno-Karabakh, and by the defense agreement between Russia and the 'Armenia.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have so far ignored calls for a ceasefire launched by the Minsk Group, charged by the OSCE with mediating this conflict.

Frozen for years, the conflict between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian separatists in this mountainous enclave resumed on September 27 with an intensity unprecedented since the clashes that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

With Reuters

Nagorno-Karabakh: meeting with an Armenian, who left France to return to fight at his home .
© Staff / Reuters Armenian soldiers holding their position near a border in Nagorno-Karabakh, April 8, 2016. (photo by ' illustration) Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan began this Friday, October 9 in Moscow, after almost two weeks of deadly fighting in the Nagorny-Karabakh enclave. This territory, populated by Armenians, claims its independence while it is located within the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.

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